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RBH: 14 Auctions archived, 32 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 10 February 2018; 6 sales denominated euros, 2 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database. Turnover was $1,949,697 as 4,584 lots were offered and 3,863 sold for an 84% success rate.  This was the lull before the storm.  The auction schedule is beginning to fill.

 

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 


Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 165.85% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 125.53% 


11 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 6th: 88.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Audap and Mirabaud Nouveau théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant les tables et descriptions de toutes les régions de la Terre. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $65,413.
  2. Bonhams A group of 35 vintage gelatin silver and platinum contact prints depicting the British Antarctic Expedition, or 'Terra Nova Expedition', led by Robert Falcon Scott, [1910-1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  3. Bonhams A Cavern beneath the Coastal Ice Cliffs, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $33,013.
  4. Bonhams Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870 on February 7th Actual price: USD $31,275.
  5. Audap and Mirabaud Le Cabinet du Roi. Recueil de 139 estampes, toutes gravées vers 1685-1690, sur grand papier vergé filigrané. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $28,903.
  6. Bonhams Lotus floe 'neath the Barrier Brink, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $20,850.
  7. Bonhams An Antarctic Mushroom, [1913] on February 7th Actual price: USD $16,506.
  8. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Collection d‘Imitations de Dessins d‘après les Principaux Maîtres Hollandais et Flamands, on December 8th Actual price: USD $15,808.
  9. Bonhams Album containing 47 photographs of Hawaiian royalty and scenes, [1874-1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $14,769.
  10. Binoche et Giquello BIBLE DU XVe SIÈCLE. BIBLIA LATINA. on January 31st Actual price: USD $13,858.
  11. Audap and Mirabaud Les Douze Tribus d'Israël. Hommage à Israël pour son 25 ème anniversaire. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $13,387.
  12. Audap and Mirabaud Rotoreliefs 1935 - 1959. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $12,930.
  13. Bonhams H.M.S. Terror off a spectacular iceberg, apparently in the Davis Strait, between Canada and Greenland on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,163.
  14. Audap and Mirabaud Phonofilm on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  15. Audap and Mirabaud Aurore ; Crépuscule on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  16. Audap and Mirabaud Champagne Ruinart on February 2nd Actual price: USD $10,649.
  17. Bonhams Dog Team Resting by an Iceberg, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  18. Bonhams HMS Resolution and Discovery at Morea; The Resolution and Discovery off Huaheine each 43.8 x 60.3cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/4in)(image).(2) both unframed on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  19. Binoche et Giquello LES CLAVICULES DE RABI SALOMON, traduites exactement du texte Hébreu en François. on January 31st Actual price: USD $10,236.
  20. Audap and Mirabaud Chocolat idéal on February 2nd Actual price: USD $9,127.
  21. Bonhams GIRAUDIER (BALTASAR) Expedicio?n a Jolo? 1876: bocetos del cronista del Diario de Manila, [?Madrid, J.M. Mateu, 1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,688.
  22. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Mekka. 2 Textbände (ohne den Atlasband). on December 8th Actual price: USD $8,524.
  23. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath and Terry Austin Star Trek: Passage to Moauv #PR-25 Partial Story Original Art Group of 3 (Peter Pan, 1975). on February 4th Actual price: USD $8,365.
  24. Bonhams The Terra Nova at the Ice Foot, Cape Evans, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,340.
  25. Binoche et Giquello LE COMMENTAIRE ROYAL, OU L'HISTOIRE DES YNCAS, ROYS DU PERU. on February 1st Actual price: USD $7,874.





14 total sales reported this week:

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books and Art on December 8th: 44.77%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs, Manuscripts on February 7th: 75.63%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00%
North American Auction Company. Early Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 6th: 88.04%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 2 (chez DeBaecque) on February 1st: 77.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 12th
Skinner. Boston. Robinson Collection Online - bidstart 2/1. 98 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2. 33 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Feb. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2. 27 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 384 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6. 693 lots

Wed. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints. 22 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 181 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 547 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. COLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977. 165 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4. 42 lots

Thu. Feb. 15th
Sothebys. London. Erotic: Passion and Desire. 24 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 321 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Prince - Internet bidstart 2/8. 225 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old Books and 19th Century. 325 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6. 27 lots

Fri. Feb. 16th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Art - Prints. 41 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection. 241 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 5616 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 17th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9. 10 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 37 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction. 31 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21. 348 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>